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Making paint from rocks
​Making paint using charcoal and water

​Students from Prep to Year 6 celebrated NAIDOC week with a range of activities, with the help of Kummara.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Officially, NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July but as this is usually in the school holidays, school choose another week in which to celebrate NAIDOC week.  This is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

At Serviceton South State School, Kummara have been heavily involved in our NAIDOC activities in 2015. Students participated in Indigenous games, painted rocks and boomerangs with paint they ground themselves and learnt traditional dances.

Our thanks go to Ms Barby for coordinating the event and to Kummara for their time and expertise. It's been a wonderful way to celebrate another improtant part of our cultural diversity.